Porcelain veneers are one of the most common cosmetic treatments. These restorations can immediately enhance the appearance of the teeth, making them look straighter, whiter, and more uniform. Our doctors offer this procedure at our Baton Rouge, LA practice.
Discover the brilliance that comes from expertly placed porcelain veneers.
Strong, Thin Porcelain Veneers for Enhanced Aesthetics
The process of receiving porcelain veneers is fairly straightforward. After an examination to ensure patient candidacy for the procedure, the cosmetic dentist will examine the current teeth and determine the proper color, shape, and location for each porcelain veneer.
To begin treatment, the dentist prepares the front surfaces of the teeth for placement by removing small amounts of enamel. This roughens the teeth and encourages optimal bonding. Next, impressions are taken. These will then be sent to a dental lab for the fabrication of your veneers, a process that takes about one to two weeks on average.
Once the restorations are complete, we will schedule you for another visit at our practice. After checking the fit and color of your restorations, your doctor will then bond them into place, creating a dramatically beautiful smile.
Advantages of Porcelain Veneers
Under the right circumstances, porcelain veneers can be the best long-term option to restore one or many upper front teeth. Some of the benefits to choosing porcelain veneers in Baton Rouge include:
- Straighter teeth
- A more uniform and balanced appearance
- A gleaming, naturally white smile
- Improved confidence in social situations
- Less worry about damaged or discolored teeth
Taking Care of Porcelain Veneers
Although porcelain veneers are constructed from strong medical-grade porcelain, they do require special care. Otherwise, they can break, stain, or dislodge.
To keep your veneers looking and feeling great:
- Avoid biting into hard foods with the front teeth.
- Brush teeth immediately after exposure to staining foods and beverages such as tea, coffee, wine, etc.
- Keep regular dental appointments so the dentist in Baton Rouge can monitor the stability of the porcelain veneers.
- Contact the dental office with any issues as soon as they occur.
Do chips, cracks, gaps, or discoloration keep you from the smile you desire? If so, porcelain veneers could be the solution for you. Contact our team today for an appointment. Self-referrals are welcome.